Wimbledon Park Primary School

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About Wimbledon Park Primary School

Name Wimbledon Park Primary School
Website http://www.wimbledonpark.merton.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Paul Lufkin
Address Havana Road, London, SW19 8EJ
Phone Number 02089464925
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 641
Local Authority Merton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school 'Opportunity, Excellence, Success', the school's motto, captures the vision of the school community. This vision is apparent in the unyielding culture of high expectations for every pupil.

Staff, governors and parents are united in their ambition to work tirelessly to remove any barriers to pupils' academic success and personal development. Consequently, they have achieved a great deal since the school's last inspection. Pupils now make outstanding progress, and their confidence flourishes academically and socially.

The headteacher provides inspirational leadership. His uncompromising drive to ensure that all pupils have the very ...best education permeates the school. He is very well supported by a knowledgeable governing body and a team of highly effective leaders.

Collectively, leaders evaluate the school's work to ensure that it is constantly improving. Leaders seek out great teaching practice in school and in other schools, and use it to benefit pupils. The way literacy skills are taught engages pupils' interest and develops their strong love of learning.

Excellent support ensures that disadvantaged pupils and the most able pupils make rapid progress. Outstanding teaching over time has resulted in excellent achievement for pupils in reading, writing and mathematics by the time they leave Year 6. It also ensures that pupils make substantial and sustained progress in other subjects.

A well-considered curriculum successfully enriches pupils' learning and helps them to learn rapidly. It provides excellent opportunities for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

Provision for physical education and for pupils to learn music is excellent. The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils show great respect and tolerance for each other and adults.

They are thoughtful, highly motivated and successful learners. The attention paid by the school to keeping pupils safe is outstanding. Systems and structures are very robust.

Any queries or concerns are followed up immediately. Children in the early years have an excellent start to their education. Staff work closely together to track children's progress and provide activities to meet their needs.

Children thoroughly enjoy learning in the indoor and outdoor spaces and are very well prepared for their move into Year 1.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

Since the previous inspection, major building works have been completed and the school has expanded year on year, moving from two to three forms of entry. There are currently three classes in each year group from Reception to Year 5, with two classes in Year 6. The early years provision comprises two part-time Nursery classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, and three full-time Reception classes.

Just under half of pupils are from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds. The largest group is from White British heritage, with any other White background forming the next sizeable group. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is just above the national average.

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through the pupil premium funding is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who join or leave the school other than at the usual times is just above average.

The school organises and manages after-school provision. A breakfast club on site is run by a separate organisation and is subject to a separate inspection. The school meets the government's floor standards, which set out the minimum expectation for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

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